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2019 Schedule
2-4, 3rd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me the Bucs have cut linebacker Demone Harris and running back Darius Jackson from the practice squad.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me that the Bucs worked out linebacker Keishawn Bierria, defensive back Jordan Brown, center Anthony Fabiano, linebacker Robert McCray, running back Aca'Cedric Ware and likebacker Kyle Wilson today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms that the Bucs are cutting both punt returner/wide receiver Bobo Wilson and linebacker Devante Bond. Bruce Arians said Monday that they would be considering a new punt returner. Scotty Miller, T.J. Logan and Vernon Hargreaves are options to replace him.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The plan for Jason Pierre-Paul is to practice Tuesday and Wednesday during this bye week at the facility without the team. He'll be in pads doing one-on-ones with some backup/practice squad offensive linemen, with his position coach Larry Foote, an offensive line coach (Harold Goodwin and/or Joe Gilbert) and members of training staff. This is Pierre-Paul's first time practicing since suffering a fractured neck in April.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians is fully-aware of Jameis Winston's history of erratic play. But he's given Winston a clean slate. "Only five games," he said. Let's be clear though — Arians and this coaching staff have his back publicly, but they're also holding him accountable behind closed doors.

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Arians says he's not mulling QB change for Bucs

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says he's not considering benching quarterback Jameis Winston despite his six-turnover flop against the Panthers on Sunday.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Bucs coach Bruce Arians if there's been any thought to making a change at the quarterback position during the bye week. "Not at all," he said. But he also said that if a game like that happens again, "Yeah, it'll concern the hell out of me."

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Something to think about: Christian McCaffrey's two worst single-game PPR fantasy point totals of 2019 have come against the Buccaneers (7.3 in Week 2 and 21.7 today). The Buccaneers entered Week 6 affording RBs the fewest schedule-independent PPR fantasy points per game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston just threw his 100th career touchdown — he becomes the only QB to reach 100 passing TDs with the Bucs and one of just five in NFL history to do at age 25 or younger. The others? Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stanford and Drew Bledsoe.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week was the third time this season the Bucs surrendered a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. Down 17-7 against the Panthers, they can't afford that kind of letdown to open the third quarter.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston been blitzed 11-of-24 dropbacks (46%) in the first half against Carolina, by far the most he's seen this season (an average of 23%). He's 5-for-8 for 74 yards and 1 interception against the blitz (sacked 3 times, including the lost fumble) and 6-for-10 for 70 yards and a 1 INT against standard pressure (sacked 3 times), per ESPN Stats & Info.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston's been under constant duress by the Panthers, getting sacked six times in the first half and throwing two picks, one of which came with Bruce Irvin hitting his arm as he was throwing. Trying to score with 2:00 before halftime, rather than taking a sack, Winston coughed up the ball. Then Mike Evans couldn't hold onto a deep pass with :15 left before the half. Making matters worse: the Bucs have provided little defensive pressure and their secondary's getting torched.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs weren't able to respond to the Panthers' field goal on their second possession (Jameis Winston was picked off on the first snap on a pass intended for Mike Evans). Winston could not connect with Bobo Wilson on third down on a curl route. Last week, they tried Scotty Miller in that role. It's clear that this team doesn't have a bona fide third receiver, even if Breshad Perriman is healthy. They HAVE to get their tight ends involved more in the passing game. Otherwise, it's a total waste.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs will have a new look to the right side of their offensive line due to injuries. Earl Watford steps in for Alex Cappa at right guard and Josh Wells for Demar Dotson at right tackle. The Panthers have 8.5 sacks coming from that side, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Definitely keep an eye on that, especially with the success Brian Burns (he's had 2.5 coming from the right) has been having.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans had 61 receiving yards in the last matchup against the Panthers, thanks to James Bradberry, who's arguably been his toughest matchup the last four years. He's topped 65 receiving yards just once in his last six games against them, and has no touchdowns in his last five games vs them, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs' Shaq Barrett beat himself up a lot after being rendered sackless last week by the Saints. "It was not the game I wanted to have by any stretch of the imagination, so Panthers are gonna be in for a rough one cuz I gotta rebound from that last game," he said laughing. Barrett's breakout came against the Panthers in Week 2, when he recorded 3.0 sacks. With the way teams are starting to double-team and chip him, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said, "Somebody else has to step up."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs' Mike Edwards (hamstring) and Shaq Barrett (oblique) ARE active against the Panthers. Inactives: WR Breshad Perriman, ILB Jack Cichy, ILB Noah Dawkins, G Alex Cappa, T Demar Dotson, DL Patrick O'Connor and TE Tanner Hudson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have officially promoted Nate Trewyn to the active roster, with Zack Bailey landing on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury Thursday. Trewyn made the trip to London so there were no logistical issues with that.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera told reporters of his star running back's sore back, "Christian [McCaffrey] is fine. If we would have practiced yesterday, he would have participated...He just seems ready to roll." He believes he suffered the injury flipping into the end zone. ‬The Bucs held him to just 53 all-purpose yards in Week 2 and a career-low 2.9 yards per touch.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards269.57th
Rushing Yards98.223rd
Points For28.8
Points Against30.8